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Old 12-04-2011, 05:06 PM   #41
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I would recomend contacting someone there in your area at a local tool and machine company. Take the Barrel off and have them cut it. As far as one thing to consider is the length that you cut it will need to be so that one of the support bases for your vented rib still remains at the very end of the cut off section. Otherwise you will have a part of the vented rib unsupported and sticking out. Which first of all will look like Cr--p! It would look like a diving board sticking out there in mid air! And secondly would not support a front sight with stability. As long as the overall length of the barrel measured from end to end is 18" you are perfectly legal. However, I would not cut it less than 18.5 " if the cut in the vented rib allows you to cut there. The rib will dictate for the biggest part where you cut! And as mentioned the choke will be gone it will be a cylinder bore!

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Old 12-04-2011, 06:42 PM   #42
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What is the big deal? Most tactical/defense shotguns are cylinder bore. They are meant to be used close up not 50 yards out except with a slug. The barrel I had on my Mossberg was cylinder bore as is the barrel on my Novi.

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maybe we should rename this forum, MoronsTalk.com
good comment since it has nothing to do with the forum topic. next time dont waste your time in posting anything if your going to waste peoples time in posting something stupid like that.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:06 AM   #44
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What is the big deal? Most tactical/defense shotguns are cylinder bore. They are meant to be used close up not 50 yards out except with a slug. The barrel I had on my Mossberg was cylinder bore as is the barrel on my Novi.
I agree everybody keeps talking about me losing my choke...who cares! A single shot or tactical has no choke so why does it matter as long as it shoots staright im not dove hunting with it. Its just my toy! I just wanted to experement ive always wanted to have a sawed off shotgun and ive always wanted to b a gunsmith plus if i decided i wanted a choke ill take and have it threaded for one its no big deal and who cares about the vent rib! Its so easy to take off! all i was worried about was a straight and clean cut and the cut looks exactly like barrell on my single shot remington 12 ga. So im happy
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The barrell is legal i can drop a rod down the barrell with no shell in it and mark it at the end of the barrell and pull it out and it measures 18 7/8"

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The barrell is legal i can drop a rod down the barrell with no shell in it and mark it at the end of the barrell and pull it out and it measures 18 7/8"
That's how you do it, measure from the bolt face.
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You'll be fine... To cut it, use your airplane clamp and a piece of angle iron as a guide. Then after you have the cutting done, go over it with a flat bastard file (clean the teeth before you put it to the barrel) then use your thumb and a piece of 320 grit sand paper. Make a twisting motion back and forth till it looks really smooth, then do the same thing with green scotchbrite, then red scotchbrite. After the red scotch brite it will look ALMOST mirror like with a haze, that haze is actually very fine scratches, they will give your blueing a good surface to bond to. do your blueing in very thin layers, but do many, till you reach the right "depth" of color.
Hope some of that helped you out a bit.

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excellent job and good info here, i too am looking to shorten up a 88, making it a dedicated home defense weapon.
it has the 29" barrel, (unless someone wants to trade for a 18.5 barrel)
cutting is not a problem i have power tools.
measuring is my question
what i want to do is drill a few compensating holes
now, is it measured from bolt to where the projectile exits the barrel?
or from bolt to where the first set of compensating holes exist?
for example 20" barrel with 3 inches of compensation actually a 17" barrel or is it still a 20" barrel?
thanks for the info?

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excellent job and good info here, i too am looking to shorten up a 88, making it a dedicated home defense weapon.
it has the 29" barrel, (unless someone wants to trade for a 18.5 barrel)
cutting is not a problem i have power tools.
measuring is my question
what i want to do is drill a few compensating holes
now, is it measured from bolt to where the projectile exits the barrel?
or from bolt to where the first set of compensating holes exist?
for example 20" barrel with 3 inches of compensation actually a 17" barrel or is it still a 20" barrel?
thanks for the info?
Holes the barrel length changeth not. If you have a 10" barrel with an 8" extension, holed, slotted, whatever, that is PERMANENTLY attached (e.g., welded) to the end of the barrel) to the end of the barrel, you have an 18" barrel.

There is a company that sells a 10" barrel for the 10/22 that has a 6" shroud, much like a PPSH barrel shroud, welded to the end of the barrel. The intent is to screw your suppressor to the end of the barrel. The suppressor is "concealed" by the shroud, appearing to be the "rest" of the barrel. Bottom line is that you have a legal 16" rifle barrel with only a 10" barrel.

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I cut my barrel of and grouping is still great I shoot a lot of clays with it

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